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Whatever happened to Joey Dee? The Young Talent Time star makes a surprise career move

Whatever happened to Joey Dee? The Young Talent Time star makes a surprise appearance on The Voice after years out of the spotlight

He was considered a tween heartthrob in the 1980s. 

And on Tuesday night, former Young Talent Time star Joey Dee will make a return to the spotlight with an audition on The Voice. 

Although he only appeared on the the talent TV program between 1987 and 1988, from the age of nine, he made an impression on many a fan. 

Whatever happened to Joey Dee? The Young Talent Time star made a surprise career move, appearing on The Voice on Tuesday night, after years out of the spotlight

Whatever happened to Joey Dee? The Young Talent Time star made a surprise career move, appearing on The Voice on Tuesday night, after years out of the spotlight

After completing his run on Young Talent Time, Joey for a time toured with co-star Juanita Coco. 

Photos shared on his Instagram show the young star posing with fellow singer Dannii Minogue when they were both just budding child stars.  

He then dropped out of the spotlight to concentrate on his school work, before returning to singing. 

Tween star: Although he only appeared on the the talent TV program between 1987 and 1988, Joey made an impression on many a fan

Tween star: Although he only appeared on the the talent TV program between 1987 and 1988, Joey made an impression on many a fan

On the rise: Photos shared on his Instagram show the young star posing with fellow singer Dannii Minogue (right) when they were both just budding child stars

On the rise: Photos shared on his Instagram show the young star posing with fellow singer Dannii Minogue (right) when they were both just budding child stars

Moving on: After completing his run on Young Talent Time, Joey for a time toured with co-star Juanita Coco before focusing on school work

Moving on: After completing his run on Young Talent Time, Joey for a time toured with co-star Juanita Coco before focusing on school work 

The hunky performer is now a singer-songwriter, based in Melbourne, who focuses on blues and soul music. 

The website describes him as having a ‘husky vocal tone’ and reveals he writes his own material. 

The website reads:  ‘Joey’s songs are an authentic representation of his organic voice that is smoky,gritty and really has a story to tell.’

Still a star: The hunky performer is now a singer-songwriter, based in Melbourne, who focuses on blues and soul music

Still a star: The hunky performer is now a singer-songwriter, based in Melbourne, who focuses on blues and soul music

Joey has continued gigging around Melbourne and recently promised his fans ‘something big’ was coming. 

On Monday, he revealed that big news was an appearance on The Voice, during which he turned two chairs with his performance of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song. 

Of his return to the spotlight the singer said: ‘As a nine-year-old, you’re fearless and so you just jump on stage and do it, you know, without even thinking.   

‘As you get older, everyone sort of doubts themselves. Doing this whole process is about overcoming that.’

He added: ‘I’ve been out of the limelight for years. I want to, you know, really take the career to another level. I guess the time is now, you know, it’s either I do it or don’t.’

After choosing to join Team Kelly, Joey was so moved, he shed a few tears. 

Singing sensation: Joey has continued gigging around Melbuorne and recently promised his fans 'something big' was coming

Singing sensation: Joey has continued gigging around Melbuorne and recently promised his fans ‘something big’ was coming

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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